Inheritance disputes

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Contentions over wills, inheritance, and trusts can be emotionally taxing, especially when they typically concern family members.

Our expert inheritance disputes solicitors will offer you specialist and pragmatic guidance, assisting you in achieving a prompt solution whenever possible. Our legal experts in inheritance disagreements come highly regarded and possess extensive experience.

What is an inheritance dispute?

An inheritance dispute refers to a legal conflict that arises when there is a disagreement over the distribution of assets or property left behind by a deceased individual. This can involve challenges to the validity of a will, claims of undue influence or fraud, disputes over the interpretation of the will, or conflicts between beneficiaries.

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Scott Taylor

Partner | Private wealth disputes

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How do you resolve family conflict over inheritance?

We understand that family conflicts over inheritance can be emotionally charged and complex. Our experienced team of inheritance disputes solicitors is dedicated to helping families navigate these disputes and find amicable resolutions whenever possible. Here are some steps we recommend taking to resolve family conflict over inheritance:

Open communication

Encourage open and honest communication among family members. Facilitate discussions where each person can express their concerns, desires, and expectations regarding the inheritance.

Seek legal advice

Consult with experienced inheritance dispute solicitors who can provide guidance on the legal aspects of the inheritance dispute. They can help you understand your rights, explore potential solutions, and represent your interests throughout the process.

Review the will or trust

Thoroughly review the legal documents governing the inheritance, such as the will or trust. Ensure that everyone understands the intentions of the deceased and the legal rights and obligations of each beneficiary.


Your inheritance dispute solicitors may consider c engaging a neutral third-party mediator who specialises in family disputes. A mediator can help facilitate productive conversations, identify common interests, and guide the family towards a mutually acceptable resolution.

Court litigation

If all other avenues have been exhausted, court litigation may be necessary. In such cases, our skilled private wealth disputes team can provide strong representation to protect your rights and advocate for a fair resolution.

At Moore Barlow LLP, we are committed to helping families find peaceful resolutions to inheritance conflicts. Our compassionate inheritance disputes solicitors will guide you through the process, providing personalised advice and support every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and let us assist you in resolving your family’s inheritance dispute.

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Why choose our inheritance dispute solicitors?

At Moore Barlow, our inheritance dispute solicitors have a proven track record of successfully resolving complex and sensitive disputes related to inheritance, trusts, and estates. With years of experience in this field, our team is equipped to provide you with tailored advice and practical solutions to protect and preserve your assets. We understand the intricacies of inheritance disputes and offer a collaborative and strategic approach to ensure the best possible outcome for you. Trust us to navigate the legal complexities and safeguard your interests.

How can our inheritance dispute solicitors help?

Our inheritance dispute solicitors are experts in handling high-value and complex disputes related to inheritance, trusts, and estates. We understand that these disputes can be emotionally charged and require a sensitive approach. Our team will provide you with personalised advice and representation throughout the process, whether through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. We will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you, ensuring that your interests are protected, and your rights are upheld. Count on us to guide you through the legal complexities and provide you with a supportive and empathetic service, every step of the way.

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Inheritance disputes – FAQs

How can I fight for my inheritance?

It is always best to have legal advice when fighting for your inheritance. At Moore Barlow, we specialise in inheritance disputes and can help you fight for what is rightfully yours. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through the legal process, gather evidence, and present a strong case to help you to claim your fair share.

Inheritance disputes can arise due to a variety of reasons, including:

  • Lack of clarity in the deceased’s will: If the will is not clear or contains ambiguous language, it can lead to disagreements among beneficiaries.
  • Disagreements over the distribution of assets: Beneficiaries may have different expectations or interpretations of how the assets should be divided, leading to disputes.
  • Claims of undue influence or coercion: If there are allegations that the deceased was unduly influenced or coerced into making changes to their will, it can result in disputes among beneficiaries.
  • Inheritance by non-family members: When non-family members, such as business partners or friends, are included as beneficiaries, it can create conflicts with the deceased’s family members.
  • Disputes over the validity of the will: Beneficiaries may challenge the validity of the will, claiming that it was not properly executed or that the deceased lacked the mental capacity to make decisions at the time the will was written.
  • Family dynamics and strained relationships: Pre-existing family conflicts, rivalries, or strained relationships can intensify during the inheritance process, leading to disputes.
  • Unequal distribution of assets: If the deceased chose to distribute their assets unequally among beneficiaries, it can result in resentment and disputes.
  • Intestate succession: When someone dies without a will, the laws of intestate succession determine how the assets will be distributed. Disputes may arise if beneficiaries disagree with the legal distribution.

People argue over inheritance due to various reasons, such as disagreements over the distribution of assets, disputes over the validity of the will, allegations of undue influence or fraud, conflicts between family members, and differing interpretations of the deceased person’s intentions. These disputes can be emotionally charged and complex, often requiring legal intervention to resolve.

There are several factors that can cause a person to lose their inheritance, including disinheritance by the testator, the will being deemed to be invalid due to the testator‘s lack of capacity, fraud or undue influence, failure to meet certain conditions or requirements set forth in the will, or if the person is convicted of a crime against the deceased.

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